Storied spirits, from seed to sip. The setting is rugged and rural, surrounded by generations-old family farms where owners produce some of the finest grain in the world. The characters backing Eau Claire match the history of liquor businesses with long standing relationships with pioneers and settlers. Together, love of the land manifests in hand-harvest reaping and hand-sealed bottling.The plot hinges on only the very best ingredients presenting in small batches with the unique attributes of the terroir and the singular touch of a masterful distiller. Farm-fresh ingredients and historic hand-crafted methods define Eau Claire’s rightfully artisanal spirits that redefine taste, one ‘grain-to-glass’ experience at a time.
Eau Claire Distillery’s history is in the making. Situated about 35 minutes southwest of downtown Calgary in a historic hamlet, called Turner Valley, discover Eau Claire Distillery. The new distillery is housed in the Turner Valley Movie Theatre and Dance Hall that in early days served as a town hall, political rally centre, and community gathering spot. Located In a place of storied history, their distillery can talk to Turner Valley’s checkered and illustrious past. To the east was a famous house of ‘ill repute,’ to the west a general store. In the hills, an aptly named landmark feature called Whiskey Ridge hid moonshine stills. On the north end of town was the notorious street called Whiskey Row.
Today, Turner Valley is an idyllic town nestled in the most stunning foothills scenery in Alberta. Surrounded by huge ranches and farms, it has the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop and the beautiful Sheep River winding its way past the town from the mountains. They chose Turner Valley as their home to be close to their ingredients, harvested from Alberta homestead farms. The foothills location means drawing water from the Canadian Rockies to influence flavours. Its’ location on the 'cowboy trail,’ a highway route full of Albertan historical and visitor attractions, led them to an ideal and idyllic place for a distillery.